NEW YORK - The Columbia wrestling team had three grapplers named to the All-Ivy League teams, conference officials announced today. Eren Civan and Kevin Lester both earned a spot on the second team, while Lou Miller was named honorable mention.
For the second time in as many years, Civan was named to the second team. The 165 pounder finished 4-1 in conference action, including an upset of No. 18 Gabriel Burak of Penn. His only loss in the league was a 6-4 sudden victory setback to Cornell's Justin Kerber, currently ranked 16th in the nation. The Bethesda, Md., native finished 15-5 in dual action and leads the team with 24 wins this season.
After being named honorable mention All-Ivy League as a first-year in 2007, Lester was named to the second team after returning from a two-year Mormon mission. The heavyweight also finished 4-1 in the conference, including two wins by fall. He boasts a 19-10 record thus far and leads the team with seven pins.
Miller was named honorable mention after finishing 3-2 in Ivy League matches, while two of those three wins were by major decision. The senior has racked up 16 wins so far this season and has won five of his last six matches.
The Lions will return to the mat on March 6-7 for the EIWA Championships hosted by Lehigh in Bethlehem, Pa.